Dr. Brooks R. Blevins



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • Ph.D., History, 1999, Auburn University
  • M.A., History, 1996, Auburn University
  • B.A., History, 1992, Lyon College


  • OZK 150: Introduction to Ozarks Studies
  • HST 121: History of the United States to 1877
  • HST 375: The Ozarks in American History
  • HST 720: American History Readings Seminar
  • HST 725: The Upland South (Appalachia and the Ozarks
  • HST 730: American History Research Seminar
  • ENG 376: Literature of the Ozarks 

Professional experience

Selected publications:


  • Arkansas Historical Quarterly: editorial board member
  • Missouri Conference on History: steering committee member
  • Missouri Historical Review: editorial board member
  • Southern Historical Association

Research and professional interests

  • History of the U.S. South, especially the Ozarks and Appalachia
  • Publishing books and articles on the Ozarks and the South

Awards and honors

  • Violet B. Gingles Award for the best essay on an Arkansas history topic, Arkansas Historical Association, 2018
  • Susie G. Pryor Award ("The Ordinary Days of Extraordinary Minnie"), Arkansas Women’s History Institute, 2015
  • John G. Ragsdale Book Award (Ghost of the Ozarks), Arkansas Historical Association, 2013
  • Arkansiana Award in nonfiction (Arkansas/Arkansaw), Arkansas Library Association, 2011
  • John G. Ragsdale Book Award (Arkansas/Arkansaw), Arkansas Historical Association, 2011
  • Book of the Year Award (Arkansas/Arkansaw), Missouri Conference on History, 2010
  • Outstanding Academic Title (Arkansas/Arkansaw), Choice Reviews Online, 2010
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Lyon College, 2010
  • Finalist, ForeWord Book of the Year Award, Regional Category (Arkansas/Arkansaw), 2009

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